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How long should I quarantine items contaminated with the HSV-1 Virus (Cold Sore)?

I wanted to know how long does the HSV-1 virus lasts on, say, a tube of lip-balm? The reason I ask is I believe I gave myself a new cold sore by using a tube of lip balm that I had last used when I ...
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By how much could we accelerate medical development of a vaccine for a pandemic?

Imagine a worst case scenario. Millions of people infected by an virus in the west. Governments willing to provide all ressources, no matter the cost. Could a hugely increased budget even be ...
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Is there any evidence for any positive effects on body functions by alkaline spas?

When a friend asked me what she could expect from alkaline bathings, did I know of any evidence. A quick research also did not reveal meaningful data. From what I know there should be absolutely no ...
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What an expiration of a Corona Virus Patent on 2020-01-28 can lead to?

Can someone with medical knowledge explain me what this patent is about: https://patents.google.com/patent/US7220852B1/en It also would be interesting to know what the following status of the patent ...
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Database with cases of coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Does exist database with symptoms of 2019-nCoV (without personal data) and especially the duration of illness. How long it lasts? Who can access this data? I want to do some data mining(to calculate ...
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My friend was talking to me, but he would move his lips for several seconds before there was sound

I have never noticed this before with my friend, but at a recent party, he would start talking to me, and his lips/mouth would start talking, then words/sounds would follow maybe 2 seconds later. ...
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What is the essential difference between a general numbing agent or a general anesthetic to a general analgesic?

I would say from my limited prior research that the difference between a general numbing agent or a general anesthetic to an analgesic (or "painkiller") is that the former prevents the firing of ...
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T2DM diagnosis vs disorder due to T2DM diagnosis?

I have a database of diabetic patients. Mostly 80 % are T2DM patients. Now I would like to identify the T2DM patients based on their conditions reported. I mean when patients visit hospital (diabetic ...
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2019 Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) lifetime outside an organism

How long will it remain potent outside an organism? I'm thinking in the context of if it can survive a couple of weeks or a month in the mail for the recipient to get infected. Edit: I tried ...
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What is the difference between laser for hair/scar/tattoo removal?

I am not physicist or anything near it but I hope to get a simple accessible explanation about the difference between laser for hair removal and laser for scar removal and laser for tattoo removal. I ...
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How exactly do respirators seal out pathogens? [closed]

A "respirator with a rating of P100, has been tested to be proof against oil, and tested to filter 99.97% of all particles 0.3 microns in diameter or larger.' As you know, an atom is 99.9999% empty ...
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What are the oral treatments for acute laryngitis which aren't lozenges/syrups/herbal-infusions in an otherwise healthy person?

Acute laryngitis is an inflammation of the larynx; there are many possible causes. Acute laryngitis with excessive phlegm might be treated with mucolytics (to remove phlegm which its very removal ...
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Does stress level goes down or up while sleeping?

Given we are in the same situations, same circumstances and a person is able to sleep fine without any issues. Are we more stressful at night while we are sleeping or during day when we are up in ...
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Might the coronavirus be transmitted by packages shipped from China? [duplicate]

There is currently a coronavirus outbreak in China. I order many packages from China, mostly electronics parts. I see that I have dealt with distributors on Aliexpress from Wuhan, the coronavirus ...
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Why can't we just close our eyes periodically to reduce eye strain?

The 20-20-20 rule I've heard is to stare at something 20 feet away, for 20 seconds, every 20 minutes to help reduce the strain of looking at things up close all day for those of us who need to look at ...
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Why are health/epidemiology measures usually multiplied by 1,000, 10,000, 100,000, etc.?

I have found various and seemingly related explanations: Multiplying by 10,000 [patient days or patients] standardizes the rate so it can be compared to other hospitals / populations that may have ...
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Is there a standard about maximal caffeine concentration for synergistic painkiller preparations?

Synergistic painkiller preparations are common world wide in the following combination drug forms, for example: paracetamol-ibuprofen-caffeine paracetamol-codeine-caffeine aspirin-paracetamol-...
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Do cardiologists learn nutrition as part of their expertise in Cardiology?

Almost all physicians I recognized as suggesting medicinal nutrition either as direct therapy, preventive medicine and via "popular medicine" as with books and articles, were Cardiologists; to a ...
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Why do changes in Effective Refractory Period in Response to Antiarrhytmics occur and how do they help in treating the arrhythmia?

I am having trouble understanding two related concepts. First, why changes in ERP occur when there is the administration of certain antiarrhythmics (eg: Class IC). A neat explanation that I have ...
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How to interpret diabetic complications?

I have a database of diabetic patients. Mostly 80 % are T2DM patients. Now I would like to identify the T2DM patients based on their conditions reported. I mean when patients visit hospital (diabetic ...
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What does administering a vaccine intradeltoid mean?

In some places I have seen that while administering a vaccine it was written that it should be administered "intradeltoid". Does this mean intramuscular at the deltoid place or some different way of ...
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Is an eczema flare up from food ingestion indicative of a food sensitivity ( harmful ) or just a benign side effect [closed]

My son (a toddler) suffers from eczema, as well as number of food allergies (egg, tree nut, peanut). To other food he seems to have a minor dermatological reaction too. No hives, no diarrhea, just a ...
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Congestive heart Failure

It seems to me that if a person has congestive heart failure and their blood pressure is over 140, the high blood pressure is a good sign. That is, it shows that heart is still strong enough to do the ...
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Are there probiotics for upper respiratory tract tissue?

If the lungs can be subject to bacterial infection, why do there not exist beneficial probiotics that live in lung tissue to combat "bad" bacteria proliferation?
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Wavy form on the surface of my nails [closed]

I have started noticing that my nails are not smooth anymore, but they have started to show kinda of ripples or waves. Why is this happening? Could be a symptom of something?
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CT results : can some one help me to understand [closed]

CT results : can some one help me to understand how serious my liver is : Assessment: Aetiologically unclear, punctiform calcifications and low contrast medium-soft tissue-dense formation between ...
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How does a cheese & onion sandwich have a higher protein content than an egg sandwich? [closed]

Stats for cheese & onion: https://www.eatthismuch.com/food/nutrition/cheese-and-onion-sandwich,153450/ Statis fro egg sandwich: https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/shop/gb/groceries/new-trending-special-...
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i have appointment for “Elektiv-Ambulanz” (Germany) [closed]

I have an appointment for "Elektiv-Ambulanz", what does it mean I want to do my surgery as an outpatient instead of inpatient.
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When do we get lower limb extensor rigidity vs flexor rigidity in a cerebrovascular accident?

Normally in an internal capsule stroke causing hemiplegia why do the lower limb extensor muscles(anti-gravity muscles) develop spasticity?
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Kidney stones and sodium (salt)

In order to prevent and maybe (see below) help dissolving kidney stones, I read it is better to dramatically reduce salt intake (among other things). Some sites even recommend a 0-salt diet. While ...
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How does a “normal” N95 respirators differ from a medical variant N95 respirator? [closed]

This question popped up as I was wondering if I could use my haze masks in place of a even normal-er surgical mask. Didn't find any answers (or even the question) anywhere. I looked up 3M's ...
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Does someone in world already have antibodies against Wuhan coronavirus?

There's this interactive map showing progression of Wuhan coronavirus. And among other indicators it also shows number of cured individuals (38 at the moment), which is less than number of deaths, but ...
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What are the most significant breast tissues in Gynecomastia?

From prior research I understand that only these types of tissues can cause gynecomastia: Adipose tissue Mammary Gland Tissue Connective Tissue fibrosis Excessive skin tissue I further understand ...
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Is there a greater benefit as as to why an ob-gyn will prescribe a birth control with higher risk of Venous Thromboembolism?

It is already known that combined oral contraceptive (COCs) pills increase the risk of serious complications such as Venous Thromboembolism. However there are other options that have relatively much ...
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Why does whooping cough last so long and can the duration of cough be reduced?

Whooping cough is a chronic cough resulting from an infection with the bacteria Bordetella Pertussis. The cough resulting from the infection may last several weeks, and as such whooping cough is ...
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Are respirators a better option to prevent infection? [closed]

Are respirators a better alternative to surgical or n95 masks when it comes to preventing infection by the 2019 ncov virus?
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STD Symptoms that show up in the next day [closed]

Is there any STD that has symptoms that show up immidiatly or within 24 hours?
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Are there standardized first line treatments in neck and/or shoulder and/or back pain for an otherwise healthy person?

I understand that very typical activities, so typical that people might not even think about them, such as: Walking primarily or only with shoes instead "flipflops" and alike Using proper shoe ...
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Can a calorie be neither protein, carb, nor fat?

I recently started using MyFitnessPal to try to lose weight and I noticed that a particular beer I had drunk has a tremendous number of calories relative to the number of grams of carbs it contains ...
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Viruses evolving in less dangerous forms

My question could be naive, but I was not able to find an answer. I have read at several places that viruses tend to evolve to less dangerous forms (HIV for example), se they do not run out of hosts, ...
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Risks of unprotected anal sex versus vaginal?

I know that anal sex has higher chances of transmitting HIV for both partners. What I haven't been able to find is if there are risks of unprotected anal sex not present on unprotected vaginal sex, ...
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How much muscle will be created while adding 1KG body weight? [closed]

I like to know, will body create more muscle when someone gets 1KG fat? I mean if a person has 60KG body weight, then he will eat a lot and his body weight arises to 120KG for example, and he don't do ...
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Questions about neutrophils

I've read different places that neutrophils are primarly increased with bacterial and fungal infections. According to Wikipedia they 'defend against bacterial and fungal infection'. Given that a ...
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Is it safe to put my tongue in my nasal cavity? [closed]

I have had the ability since I can remember to put my tongue in my nasal cavity. With zero effort I can move my tongue into my nasal cavity and plug each hole of my nostril to prevent air from moving ...
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Are there any disadvantages to MRI/CT contrast? [closed]

I've been wondering why is it that emergency room CT scans tend to be without contrast? While it's not that good for people with kidney failure, the ER takes blood tests and (if they suspect kidney ...
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Where is a CT scan better than an MRI, where is an MRI better than a CT scan, and where is an ultrasound better than the first two? [closed]

I've always assumed that a CT scan is better at "hard" objects, while an MRI is better at "soft" objects, but then I heard that CT scans (even without contrast) can be used to diagnose soft body ...
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Using body soap on hair [closed]

I'm asking from my boyfriend: Since my childhood, I'm used to use solid body soap when washing my hair in addition to shampoo. I have oily hair and soap can clean it better than a shampoo. Recently ...
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When should humans do laser scar treatment (in what, or after what stage of scar healing)?

I understand that wound healing (open wound, closure, closed wound) is basically finished when a closed wound is modulated into a scar. I further understand that scar healing is comprised of the ...
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General purpose vomit response control?

Is there a general purpose antiemetic for vomit response control? Many vomit control solutions are focused on specific causes for the vomiting. Some common causes of nausea/vomiting: Cancer ...
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Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis treatments

Could Batten’s disease be cured by supplementing a drug which promotes lipolysis, since it is caused by an accumulation of lipids in brain?

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